Rams Compete in 2016 Hokie Fall Invite

Blacksburg, Va.- Sophomores Anna Rasmussen and Janina Braun dominated doubles play at the 2016 Hokie Fall Invite. The duo placed first in the Tech Doubles Flight Outdoor Flight and finished with a perfect 4-0 record. The pair defeated Virginia Tech's Francesca Fusinato and Natalie Novotna 8-0 in the final round.

Darya Berezhnaya and Magda Aubets paired up in doubles play as well. The two finished in fifth place with a 2-1 record.

The Rams were also dominant in singles play. The Black and Gold finished the weekend with a combined 13-6 record. Magda Aubets, Gabriela Araujo, Darya Berezhnaya, and Janina Braun each contributed a 3-1 record in the tournament.

Gabriela Araujo and Darya Berezhnaya both placed second in their respective flights. After three consecutive wins, Berezhnaya fell to JMU's Emma Peterson, 6-2, 7-6 (10-8) in the final round.

The Fall Hokie Invite concludes VCU's fall season. The Rams will be back in action in the spring of 2017.

The Results
Anna Rasmussen (1-2) - Maroon Singles Flight
Anna Rasmussen def. Marie Decamps (GW), 6-4, 7-6, (8-6)
Francesca Fusinato (VT) def. Rasmussen, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
Natalie Novotna (VT) def. Rasmussen, 7-5, 6-3

Janina Braun (3-1) - Orange Singles Flight
Janina Braun def. Alex Theodossiou (UNCW), 6-3, 7-5
Maria Slopacha (GW) def. Braun, 6-2, 6-0
Braun def. Sarah Baron (VT), 6-2, 6-1
Braun def. Natalie Sayer (Radford), 6-2, 6-3

Magda Aubets (3-1) - Orange Singles Flight
Madga Aubets def. Nancy Ghanem (VT), 6-3, 6-4
Aubets def. Xandra Faugner (UNCW), 6-2, 6-2
Sansitha Nandakumar (VT), def. Aubets, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
Aubets def. Daniela Dankanych (Marshall), 7-6, (7-0), 4-6, 10-6

Darya Berezhnaya (3-1) - Grey Singles Flight
Darya Berezhnaya def. Kimmy Herrock (JMU), 6-2, 6-0
Berezhnaya def. Laura Gomez (UNCW), 6-1, 6-2
Berezhnaya def. Emily Pence (VT), 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 (7-3)
Emma Peterson (JMU) def. Berezhnaya, 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)

Gabriela Araujo (3-1) - Black Singles Flight
Gabriela Araujo def. Allison Hansen (GW), 6-0, 6-2
Araujo def. Renata Van Oorschodt (Towson), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Araujo def. Kamilla Beisenova (GW), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
Dylan Owens (JMU) def. Araujo, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

Doubles
Rasmussen/Braun (4-0) - Tech Doubles Flight (Outside)
Rasmussen/Braun def. Bayraktaroglu/Nerlander (GW), 8-2
Rasmussen/Braun def. Baron/Ghanem (VT), 8-5
Rasmussen/Braun def. Straume/Barisano (UNCW), 8-3
Rasmussen/Braun def. Fusinato/Novotna (VT), 8-0

Berezhnaya/Aubets (2-1) - Tech Doubles Flight (Outside)
Berezhnaya/Aubets def. Vasilkova/Shakhnazarova (Towson), 8-5
Guibe/Herrock (JMU) def. Berezhnaya/Aubets, 8-4
Berezhnaya/Aubets def. Dzeubou/Sayer (Radford), 8-7 (7-2)
Berezhnaya/Aubets def. Gover/VanOorschodt (Towson), 8-2